Navigating the Transitions: Root to Rise’s Guide to Perimenopause and Menopause

Introduction: As women, our bodies undergo various transitions, and two significant phases that every woman will encounter are perimenopause and menopause. In this blog post, Root to Rise Wellness Center explores the distinctions between perimenopause and menopause, the symptoms associated with each, and how to approach these natural transitions with grace and knowledge.

Understanding Perimenopause and Menopause:

  1. Age of Onset:
    • Perimenopause: Typically starts in the 40s, but can begin in the late 30s.
    • Menopause: Generally occurs around the age of 51, although it can vary.
  2. Symptoms of Perimenopause:
    • Irregular menstrual cycles
    • Changes in menstrual flow
    • Hot flashes
    • Night sweats
    • Mood swings
    • Decreased libido
  3. Symptoms of Menopause:
    • Cessation of menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months
    • Hot flashes and night sweats
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Mood changes
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Changes in skin and hair
  4. Identifying Perimenopause:
    • Irregular periods
    • Changes in menstrual flow
    • Increased PMS symptoms
    • Mood swings and irritability
  5. Identifying Menopause:
    • Absence of menstrual periods for a year
    • Persistent hot flashes
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    • Noticeable mood changes
  6. Expert Guidance from Jennifer Share:
    • Root to Rise’s experienced midwife, Jennifer Share, offers hormone testing to help assess your hormonal balance.
    • Collaborating with Burt’s Pharmacy in Sayre, PA, we provide bioidentical hormones as a personalized treatment option.
    • Jennifer also offers a comfortable, supported space in which to openly discuss your personal experience and needs. She truly believes in normalizing these conversations with straightforward and empowering language.
  7. Treatment Options and Considerations:
    • Exploring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other alternatives.
    • Herbal supplements and lifestyle adjustments as holistic options.
    • Resource sharing and highlighting of positive aspects of these life changes

Conclusion: At Root to Rise Wellness Center, our mission is to support women through every life transition. Jennifer Share is dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance, from hormone testing to personalized treatment plans. Let’s normalize conversations about perimenopause and menopause while empowering women with knowledge and fostering a community of support.

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. Root to Rise is here for you, nurturing your well-being through every phase of life.